The Manager’s Guide to Quick Crisis Response
Effective Action in an Emergency
Bruce T. Blythe, Kristen Noakes-Fry, ABCI
Avoid being “blindsided” by an unexpected emergency or crisis in the workplace – violence, natural disaster, or worse! Bruce Blythe’s The Manager’s Guide to Quick Response in a Crisis: Effective Action in an Emergency offers the time-tested skills that prepare you to act effectively – on behalf of yourself and your co-workers – in the face of threat and chaos. Blythe uses real-world case studies, examples, and checklists to help you be the top-notch leader the situation requires.
“Hope for the best and prepare for the worst” sums up Blythe’s philosophy. This short book is the essence of the basic practical counseling that he would give if he were sitting next to you at your desk. To help you figure out what to do next, he offers real-world examples of what has worked – and not worked – in his 30+ years of experience with companies just like yours.
With Blythe’s advice, you can act fast to:
- Find out the accurate facts you need to strategize and implement a response.
- Compile a checklist of immediate action items.
- Create a crisis command center (CCC.
- Select the best people for your action team and determine action steps. .
- Understand how to make good decisions in a crisis or emergency. .
- Handle the human side of a traumatic incident. .
- Set priorities in multiple timeframes. .
- Establish a “new normal” as everyone phases back into productive work after the incident.
To help you take the actions that will make a difference, the book includes:
- Practical forms, checklists, cases studies, and real-life examples.
- “Quick Use Response Guide” at the end of each chapter – all four can form a handy pocket guide.